October 19, 2018
Ten minutes into Sammy & Juli’s Engagement Session, Sammy turned to me and said “Rach! Are your sessions always this fun?!” UMMM que my heart bursting!! This Words of Affirmation girl was filled to the brim with that one statement! And it also made me feel so good about my sessions, about how I really try to make them fun and hopeful that the groom walks away thinking just that!!
When your sister is eloping to Costa Rica (and taking you with to do photo/video…yup we are starting to dabble in video, well Chris is not me haha!), you go all out for her Engagement Session!
LADIES a bouquet is NOT just for your Wedding Day!!
An Engagement Session is the PERFECT time to not just get fancy but include a bouquet for a fun extra pop!
Yes I am condoning all the EXTRA behavior at your Engagement Session!
Urban Rubbish created the most stunning boho styled bouquet for my sister and we could not have been happier with it!
The pops of red, and those gorgeous thistles surrounded by greenery was the perfect addition to their super fancy look.
I know what you’re thinking tho, Rachel, I am not gonna go out and buy an expensive gown for our session! YOU DON’T HAVE TO!! If you don’t know about Rent The Runway yet I am about to blow your mind!
Rent The Runway is an APP, yes an app on your phone. Get on that, and rent high end gowns and even clothes! They make the whole process super easy and simple. That is what my sister did for this session, and she was raving about them! I’ve used them myself a few times and have been super impressed. They also work with Brides to accommodate their Bridesmaids!!
And guys…did you know there is rental company for you too?!
The Black Tux is amazing! Annnnd if you are one of my grooms I’ve got the hookup for you! You can rent tuxes, and suits. For your Engagement Session OR you can use them for your wedding, and even have your Groomsmen do the same! Times have changed when it comes to Wedding Attire, and I for one am super happy about it!!
So back to my sister…
To say that I am excited that she has found someone who loves her so well, would be an understatement. Sammy is kind, and loving. A servant hearted man and a hard worker. My kids ADORE him, and we couldn’t be happier that he will officially be a part of our family soon!
My sister has a precious soul, loves big and deserves all the happiness this life has to offer her.
They are both animal lovers, and have the cutest Dogo! Cute makes him sounds small…HE’S HUGE! But the sweetest!
When talking thru their session, I was worried because of the weather this week, but Juli was bound and determined they would make it happen and I am so glad! My normal go to would definitely not be a walk on a trail that is covered in trees, the dark and shadowy options are definitely not my go to style! But y’all!! I could not be more happy with how these turned out. I leaned into it hard and I had a blast! So thankful I stepped outside of my comfort zone because these give me all the feels.
Once we were done at the first park, we headed to another one and did an outfit change. These two parts of their session could not be more different but they are equally amazing in my book!
Before we ended the day, we stopped by their house, grabbed their dog Cairo, and took a few family pictures!!
Getting married in Costa Rica fits these two so perfectly. They love being in nature, in fact they have a little garden and are Bee Keepers! I mean they just started but they are super into it and have a hive and everything! I find it fascinating!
Sammy & Juli we can’t wait to hike to those waterfalls and witness you two vowing to love and cherish each other. Love you both!!